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ISSN (Online) 2164-1668
Published by Emory College of Arts and Sciences [1 journal]
- Encountering “September Sky”
Abstract: Nonsite is pleased to announce the publication of Promesse du Bonheur, a collection of new poems by Michael Fried accompanied by more than thirty photographs by James Welling. The book is appearing under the double aegis of nonsite.org and David Zwirner Books, and is available through David Zwirner Books and Amazon. To mark its publication, we offer an essay by Fried analyzing one of the poems in the collection, "September Sky," along with an abstract photograph by Welling which serves, in the book, as an introduction to the collection.
PubDate: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:57:06 +000
- Authors: Michael Fried
- Two Collage Ballads
Abstract: I buy a few months. I try to behave.
PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:59:52 +000
- Authors: Brendan White
Abstract: Everyone will get one. Tomorrow. They are tomorrow's apples,And they are sweet.
PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:16:43 +000
- Authors: Samuel Amadon
- from Melancholy Occurrence
Abstract: Drawn from coroner's inquests and newspaper reports from England between the 1770 and 1920 -- very much in the spirit of Charles Reznikoff, nothing invented.
PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:00:58 +000
- Authors: John Seed
- “I believe Trump like I believed Obama!”
Abstract: It might be a huge stretch for some anti-racists to view Trump voters as something other than “deplorables,” or, rich, white, racists—but, the hope with this case study is that we might stop and reflect on who gains when we write off not just half the country but a large portion of the working class as racists.
PubDate: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:34:33 +000
- Authors: Leslie Lopez
- Kandinsky: Tactical, Operational, Strategic
Abstract: Imagine two surfaces: one, a flat stretch of canvas secured to a physical support; the other, a picture plane. What’s the difference? The canvas is an actual piece of fabric upon which a painter will apply physical material with brushes, rags, and trowels to render an image, whether abstract or representational. The picture plane is an immaterial and intangible screen of pictorial projection. The image that sustains the virtual reality of the depiction is neither identical to nor reducible to the pigment and canvas that literally constitute its configuration.
PubDate: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:06:39 +000
- Authors: Michael Schreyach
- Mazzocchi and the Moment
Adolph Reed; Jr.
Abstract: The most immediate challenge we face now is to prepare for what is going to be the political equivalent of a street fight that we’ll have to wage between now and at least 2018 just to preserve space for getting onto the offensive against the horrors likely to come at us from Trump, the Republican congress, and random Brown Shirt elements Trump’s victory has emboldened. At the same time, however, we need to reflect on the extent to which progressive practice has absorbed the ideological premises of left-neoliberalism.
PubDate: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:20:24 +000
- Authors: Adolph Reed; Jr.
- Listening to Trump
Abstract: Contrary to how he was portrayed in the mainstream media Trump did not talk only of walls, immigration bans, and deportations. In fact he usually didn’t spend much time on those themes. Don’t get me wrong, Trump is a racist, misogynist, and confessed sexual predator who has legitimized dangerous street-level hate and his administration will almost certainly be a terrible new low in the evolution of American authoritarianism. But the heart of his message was something different, an ersatz economic populism that spoke directly, clearly and emotionally to legitimate working class concerns.
PubDate: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:23:25 +000
- Authors: Christian Parenti
- Splendors and Miseries of the Antiracist “Left”
Adolph Reed; Jr.
Abstract: Proliferation of this Kabuki theater politics among leftists stems in part from the dialectic of desperation and wishful thinking that underlies the cargo-cult tendency; it is commonly driven by an understandable sense of urgency that the dangers facing us are so grave as to require some immediate action in response. That dialectic encourages immediatist fantasies as well as tendencies to define the direct goal of political action as exposing, or bearing witness against, injustice.
PubDate: Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:47:18 +000
- Authors: Adolph Reed; Jr.
- A Note from “His Collaborator”
Walter Benn Michaels
Abstract: The trivial truth is that what they mean by challenging the operation of capitalist markets (i.e. massive downward redistribution) would indeed reduce racialized poverty, for the obvious reason that (as Adolph and I and millions of others keep on tiresomely repeating) precisely because black people are disproportionately poor all efforts of redistribution will disproportionately benefit them. The totally false idea is that a challenge to racial disparities gets you out from under what Reed calls “neoliberalism’s logic.” In fact, unlocking inherited inequality (racialized or not) and achieving real equality of opportunity (hence more upward mobility) is left neoliberalism’s wet dream.
PubDate: Sun, 06 Nov 2016 13:45:34 +000
- Authors: Walter Benn Michaels